This week’s Early Warnings include Deerhoof, Freddie Gibbs, the Hold Steady, Japandroids, Japanther, Mogwai, Tanlines, and Yo La Tengo.
Kanye West is beating George W. Bush in the personal maturity contest of life.
Turkey tips, a chili contest, Big Star’s anniversary beer, and more.
“Everybody is replaceable.’’
Recommended entertainment paired with nearby restaurants.
Capitol Fax has details.
“You had majorities. You had power and you told us you were powerless. Why would anyone reward that with more power?“
Who won, and who would have won, on Election Day.
Christof Kurzmann, an Austrian computer musician based in Buenos Aires, helps kick off tonight’s Umbrella Music Festival with local clarinetist James Falzone at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Salvation Army under fire in New Jersey.
Part of “Masters of Contemporary Woodworking,” on display at Vale Craft Gallery
From a liberal Wisconsin native, on the Feingold loss: I wish I could believe that this is our Obi-Wan Kenobi “…strike me down…” moment Update I: So going through county by county—I’m up to DeWitt…—Brady’s doing better in every non-Cook county compared to Topinka in 2006. As in, all the already-Republican counties are that much […]
Claypool concedes, Berrios is Cook County assessor, surviving widespread press condemnation (by a lot). Update I: Brady at 52% in Kankakee with 62% reporting. Compare to Topinka at 48% in 2006. Doesn’t amount to much in terms of raw numbers—the question is whether Brady doing better in Republican strongholds across the state will make up […]
Screw exit polls, the Chicago Board of Elections has numbers in for Senate, governor. Update: Berrios has a big lead for assessor in the city with 15% reporting. Update II: And we got Cook County numbers, >10%. Rutherford could be a surprise. Claypool’s ahead of Berrios. Update III: Giannoulias has an almost 200k vote lead […]
One of the more competitive races to follow while you’re waiting for the Illinois polls to close. Here’s why it’s an important race. Update: In the department of House races that aren’t remotely local and may interest only myself, Rick Boucher is losing in Virginia’s “Fightin’ Ninth.” In 2008 I wrote about why I like […]